Pope Francis nails 3-point shot by naming American spokesman / Cruxnow.com

On Monday (Jul. 11), Pope Francis had a Steph Curry (of the NBA Golden State Warriors) moment, scoring three points on a single shot by naming Greg Burke to replace Father Federico Lombardi as his chief spokesman and director of the Vatican’s Press Office.

“Francis also tapped a lay woman, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, previously the Rome and Vatican correspondent for the Spanish broadcaster COPE, to the number two position in the Press Office, instantly making her one of the Vatican’s most visible female officials. A lay woman has never before held the post.

“Both appointements take effect Aug. 1.

“Although there are plenty of positions in the Vatican that exercise more real power, few are more publicly recognizable than the papal spokesman …”

By John L. Allen, Jr., Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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